King Alfred and the Ice Coffin

By Kevin Crossley-Holland

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Step into the Anglo-Saxon world of King Alfred the Great in a lyrical retelling from Carnegie Medal-winner Kevin Crossley-Holland and former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

Alfred the Great is one of the most iconic rulers in British history and the only one to be known as "Great". Not only did he mount a fierce resistance against Viking invaders, he was also a keen scholar and collector of stories. He welcomed travellers with a tale to his court, which brings in the intrepid sailor Wulfstan. Wulfstan dazzles Alfred's court with a story of shipwrecks, horse-racing and a ruler buried in ice. Wulfstan's thrilling tale has been translated from the Anglo-Saxon into a rhythmic prose poem and lavishly illustrated to create a gift book that young readers will return to again and again.

Categories: Illustrated Classics

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529503333
  • Published: 03 Oct 2024
  • Price: £14.99
  • Size: 245 x 170 mm
  • Pages: 88

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